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JUDAICA
JEWISH SILVERWARE:
TORAH SHIELD
TORAH BREASTPLATE

Torah shield (Torah breastplate) is a shield that in a synagogue is suspended by chains over the front of the Torah. It is usually ornately decorated with embossing to depict symbolic motifs, such as the two columns reminescent of the columns of the Temple of Jerusalem, the Tablet of the Ten Commandments or the Lion of Judah. Attached is a removable small plate upon which is indicated the part of the Torah for current reading.

silver torah shield or torah breastplate


Judaica are silverware used in synagogues and Jewish household ceremonies. They include SILVER TORAH SHIELD (SILVER TORAH BREASTPLATE), RIMMONIM - TORAH FINIAL, YAD -TORAH POINTER, CHANUKAH LAMP - MENORAH , ETROG CONTAINER (SPICE BOX - ESROG BOX), KIDDUSH CUP (KIDDUSH GOBLET - KIDDUSH BEAKER), SPICE TOWER


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